August 3, 2019

A Mom and her Cub

Had some extra time today so I played around more with adding illustration into real scenes. I pulled this old portrait I shot a few years ago of one of my friends and her son to use as the bass.

 

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July 30, 2019

Break in Case of Emergency

Yesterday, the producer who sits next to me at this freelance gig brought in his dog. Given all the attention dogs get whenever they are brought in to any ad agency, it made me feel bad for people who work in industries that don't allow them at the office. This was the solution I came up with.

July 24, 2019

Freelance Update: Critical Mass LA

As of today I'm freelancing at Critical Mass through the end of August.

If you have any upcoming freelance starting in September, please feel free to reach out as I'd love to help. I'm currently based out of Los Angeles but can work on-site anywhere with notice or remotely.

July 17, 2019

9th Anniversary with Killbot

In honor of my cat Killbot being with me for 9 years today, here are some facts about him most people probably don't know.

Full Name - Killbot Reginald 3000
First Job - Sleep Specialist
Dream Job - Bounty Hunter
Favorite Dictator - Benito Mewsolini
Pet Peeve - Accidentally getting locked in the closet
Favorite Costume - Cat that gives a fuck
Favorite Day of Week - Hates Mondays
Favorite Activity - Annoying Josh

July 13, 2019

Ad Week on Trump Rio Grande

Well that didn't take long. Ad Week found the site and reached out to do a story about it, which you can read here.

July 11, 2019

Trump Rio Grande

The past two weeks I've been working with Copywriter/Creative Director Cindy Hammel on a parody website about the detention centers on the the US-Mexico border. You can see the website here or get an advanced look at the broader campaign we are doing here.

July 11, 2019

Toyota PlayGround

As promised, I debuted my Toyota PlayGround project today. You can see the whole project by clicking here.

July 8, 2019

Sneak Peak

Currently working on two different projects, one has to stay hidden for now, but I can give a sneak peak of the second. It's something that's been floating around in my head for the past few years. Finally got the encouragement from someone to mock it up even though it never sold through.

 

June 30, 2019

Frogs and Gretas

A few months ago I bought an iPad Pro. I liked the appeal of being able to draw directly onto a screen instead of via a Wacom tablet and monitor.

Over the past few months I started out just doing straight illustration, but I've always liked the idea of combining illustration with photos.

This is something I threw together tonight. It's a photo of my friend Greta that I took earlier in the month while I was in Atlanta.

It's nothing crazy, I figured I'd start small and work my way up to more advanced stuff. I want to get more conceptual too obviously. Anyway, thank you for taking a look.

June 27, 2019

Don’t be Jelly

Sometimes dumb things pop into my head, like the idea of a jealous peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Figured I'd go ahead and make it.

June 25, 2019

Unemployed Thought

One net plus about being unemployed at 33, I can go to an open house for a $2.4 million listing in the middle of the day and people think I'm a tech millionaire.

June 22, 2019

Sierra – Summer Bod

During my unfortunately short tenure at Red Tettemer, I got to help out with some broadcast for a new client  the agency won a few weeks after I started (TJ Maxx offshoot Sierra). The new campaign that sold through were these anthropomorphic squirrels who would comment on clothing and gear you could buy at the store.

We weren't given any products in particular to feature, so I browsed through their inventory until inspiration struck. It finally did while looking at their bathing suits. Suddenly I had a vision of a giant squirrel who's fur was shaved into the shape of a bikini. You can see for yourself below.

I was hoping I'd get to work more on this campaign, but due to client budgets and the layoff that won't be happening. So instead of getting it's own section in my portfolio, it gets to live here as a side show.